Zack and Cody miss the bus and are unable to go to school, so Zack convinces Cody to skip school. Meanwhile, London meets her new step-mother, Brandi, but they find out they hate each other and Brandi grounds London. At the mall, Zack and Cody meet up with Bob and find out thet Cody's favourite band, "Everything Stinks", who are shooting the music video. Cody wins the contest to partcipate in the video. However, Carey comes to the mall for shopping and Zack, Cody and Bob try to hide until she leaves. During the video shoot, Carey comes back to view it and Zack, Cody and Bob are caught. Carey punishes Zack and Cody and London and Brandi become friends.